All of Connecticut’s children deserve access to quality education.

Together with generous donors, we provide K-8 tuition assistance to families in need

How You Can Help


No matter where we come from, what we look like, or how much money our family has, our children should have what they need to learn, grow, and thrive.


29+ Years

We’ve provided equal access to quality education to the children of Connecticut


$22 Million+

Scholarship dollars awarded since 1995



Student scholarships awarded since 1995



Private schools chosen by parents

Why Education Matters

About Us

We are an independent scholarship organization.

Our focus is on helping children and their families—and what’s best for them. We encourage parents and guardians to choose any accredited K-8 private, parochial, religiously-affiliated, or non-residence school in Connecticut that will accept their student and work with CEO to apply our scholarship dollars to the child’s tuition account each year. Currently, our scholars attend over 40 different schools.

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Your Gifts

All donations large and small go a long way in helping children reach their full potential

For as little as $55, you can fund a week of school for a student in need. A gift of $2,100 will fund a maximum full-year scholarship.

Ways To Give

News & Stories

Nicole Talmadge

CEOFCT Appoints Executive Director

Nicole Talmadge, most recently serving as Director of Development at The Country School in Madison, has been named the next Executive Director for CEOFCT.  Talmadge will be tasked with growing the infrastructure of the foundation and increasing the number of scholarships awarded.

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2022-23 Annual Report

2022-23 Annual Report - Shaping the Future 

Thank you for supporting Children’s Educational Opportunity Foundation of Connecticut (CEO) through your generous
monetary donations, in-kind donations, and time dedicated to our scholars.

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Skin in the game: Waterbury families get helping hand for private school tuition

Juliana is 11 years old and one of nine children, nearly all of whom have attended the Children’s Community School in Waterbury, a private, non-profit school that began in the 1960s when some Catholic nuns began to offer afterschool tutoring for city students.

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